POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN HONG KONG If you only have a few days spare in Hong Kong, then we at Select Representation recommend the following 5 attractions. Star Ferry Step aboard the fabulous double-decker "Shining Star" ferry, a beautiful re-creation of the ferries that plied Victoria Harbour in the 1920s. Tickets can be purchased at the Harbour Tour ticket counter at the Tsim Sha
QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHTS Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for services to Thailand by launching direct flights to Pattaya, the airline’s fifth route to the country. The new four-times-a-week service, which starts on 28 January 2018, is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai. The launch of the service to
THE IMPORTANCE OF A COUNTRY TAGLINE A slogan is usually a short, striking or memorable phrase used in advertising. The primary idea is to capture the attention of the audience and create awareness of the product being offered. Slogans are often written in a catchy order for the consumer to associate the slogan with the product it is representing. Country slogans and tourism taglines play an
MOUNT FUJI - JAPAN'S SYMBOLIC MOUTAIN & SO MUCH MORE Recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding universal value, Japan's symbolic Mount Fuji has been the object of worship since ancient times. Dating back as early as the 11th century, various artists and poets have depicted the various faces that the sacred mountain shows in each of the 4 seasons.
NEW LOW COST AIRLINE ...FROM ICELAND TO ASIA IN 2018 Exciting news for Asia! Sometime next year travellers will be able to fly direct to Iceland from Asia, or stop over in Iceland on their way from the US to destinations in Asia. The Icelandic budget airline WOW air is deciding which Asian destinations it will choose. Making Keflavík a major international hub Skúli
IT'S ALL ABOUT BIGGER MARGINS In the recent years, there has been dramatic swing towards tour operators in the UK and Ireland targeting higher spending customers. The reason for this move, is because they are struggling to compete with the pricing and availability of online agents (OTAs) like Agoda, Expedia and Booking.com. The powerful OTA’s generally sell large volumes with ridiculously low mark
TOP 5 TIPS ...WHEN VISITING KHAO LAK Select Representation's top 5 tips....when visiting Khao Lak in Thailand... are as follows: (1) Khao Sok National Park If you are searching for a fantastic tropical hideaway, then look no further than Khao Sok National Park. Located about 75 minutes drive north-east of Khao Lak, this large area of rainforest is brimming with wildlife, waterfalls and streams.
MOUNT AGUNG BALI - THREAT LOWERED TO LEVEL III The threat level of Mount Agung volcano in Bali has been officially lowered from IV (caution) to III (standby), meaning that an eruption is no longer considered imminent. The news was confirmed in a statement released by Indonesia’s Geology Body and the governor of Karengasem region yesterday (29/10) at 16:00. It comes as a welcome relief to
TRAVEL TRADE SHOWS - WORTH IT OR NOT? Every year hoteliers diaries are likely to be filled with numerous travel trade shows and exhibitions, in search of the key to future business growth. As you can imagine, the instinct for a lot of travel industry people is to attend as many trade shows as possible. However, we at Select Representation have realised (after many years…I might
SALES & MARKETING.....THE HUMAN TOUCH.... WILL NEVER DIE Select Representation was launched in 2012 by Jonathan Wilkins. After many years of recommending other sales & marketing companies to hoteliers and destination management companies in need of ‘local’ on the ground assistance…it was finally time to swap sides. Some may say it was a case of ‘poacher turned game keeper’, whilst others may refer to